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All-Marine Warrior Games Archery Team

The ability to put a projectile down range and hit black requires concentration, accuracy and aim. For the Marines on the Marine Corps Archery Team at the 2012 Warrior Games, hitting black is an even more admirable feat. Watching their arrows group neatly around the bulls-eye, though, you would never imagine that many of the competitors have overcome significant injuries, brain damage and traumatic stress to get to where they are today.

Competitors in the archery portion of the 2012 Warrior Games will choose to shoot either the compound bow or the recurve bow. The target size is 40 centimeters at a distance of 18 meters. Participants will compete on an individual basis except for team competitions for both the compound and recurve bow.

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Sgt. Than Naing, native of New York, takes aim with a recurve bow during archery practice for the 2012 Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colo., April 25, 2012. The Warrior Games is a competition between wounded warriors from all military branches and includes swimming, track and field, cycling, shooting, archery, sitting volleyball and wheelchair basketball. The 2012 Warrior Games will run May 1-5. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Chelsea Flowers)

The Marine Corps' Warrior Games archery coach inspects the targets after a round of shooting during practice for the 2012 Warrior Games at Colorado Springs, Colo., April 25, 2012. There are eight Marines competing in the archery portion of the Games this year. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Daniel Wetzel)

Sgt. Than Naing, native of New York, releases the string of his recurve bow during archery practice for the 2012 Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colo., April 25, 2012. Naing received a gunshot wound in combat in 2010. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Chelsea Flowers)

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  • http://www.archeryretail.com/ William

    Best video for compound bow.